Hidden Treasure Chest Cake

22  Ratings
  • 30 min prep
  • 30 min total
  • Makes 10 servings.

Hidden Treasure Chest Cake Recipe


  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 pkg. (4 oz.) semi-sweet baking chocolate
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1 pkg. (12 oz.) prepared pound cake
  • 34 yellow candy-coated chocolate pieces
  • 1 candy necklace
  • 1 candy bracelet
  • 10 foil-wrapped chocolate coins
  • 2 pieces  red string licorice (6 inches each)
  • 10 NILLA Wafers, crushed


  • Microwave  chocolate and cream in large microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1 min. or until chocolate is almost melted; stir until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is well blended. Cool slightly. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating with electric mixer on high speed until mixture is well blended and of desired spreading consistency.
  • Use  a serrated knife to cut off top one third of cake. Set top aside. Place bottom of cake on large serving platter; spread with chocolate frosting. Scatter candies and some of the coins around cake as desired. Replace top of cake; spread with the remaining chocolate frosting to resemble a treasure chest.
  • Decorate  top of chest with string licorice and some of the remaining candies. Sprinkle wafer crumbs onto platter to resemble sand. Arrange any remaining coins and candy in "sand." Store in refrigerator.

Recipe Tips

Size-WiseHave fun with your kids making this special cake, and then teach them about portion control.

How to Frost A CakeIf the cake is very soft and crumbly, apply a “crumb coating” to prevent cake crumbs from mixing with the frosting. Spread a thin layer of frosting over the entire cake, then let stand 5 to 10 min. or until frosting is set. Spread remaining frosting over cake.


Nutrition Information

Makes 10 servings.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 320 
    • Total fat 17 g
    • Saturated fat 10 g
    • Cholesterol 95 mg
    • Sodium 160 mg
    • Carbohydrate 40 g
    • Dietary fiber 1 g
    • Total sugars 31 g
    •     Includes added sugars n/a
    • Protein 4 g
    • Vitamin A 8 %DV
    • Vitamin C 0 %DV
    • Vitamin D n/a
    • Calcium 4 %DV
    • Iron 6 %DV
    • Potassium n/a
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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